We often hear that 8 hours of sleep is important to have a day full of alertness and energy for all the dull and boring tasks. Can 8 hours or more of sleep really help?
The National Sleep Research Project (http://www.abc.net.au/science/sleep/facts.htm) provided some interesting facts.
Continuous 8 hours – you may actually need 8 hours of sleep a night, but you may not need 8 continuous hours. If you find yourself struggling with maintaining 8 hours at night, try taking a nap. A few minutes nap can really help to revive your energy. Don’t be concerned that having the power naps can interfere with sleeping at night. In fact, 10-20 minutes naps have been found to have a positive correlation with getting good quality of sleep overall.
How to improve sleep quality from here? Take a look at these factors and see if you can adjust the quantity to boost your sleep quality.
Most of us will go through some sleepless moments at some points in life. Remember that having a good quality sleep matters more than the overrated number 8 (hours of sleep). As long as you are able to think clearly, have good energy and feel happy with your sleep patterns, you are doing great with sleeping.